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Our Annual Bike Show / Street Party – Sunday, October 9, 2011
Join us for Cafe Desmo, our annual Italian motorcycle bike show, which will be held this October 9 right outside Pro Italia. This year’s Cafe Desmo will feature a bike show with custom trophies, displays from cool moto-vendors, tasty gourmet food trucks, free chances to win great prizes and more! Last year well over 1,000 people showed up. This year we expect even more! Every year Cafe Desmo brings together loads of awesome bikes – all the Italian brands and models that you can imagine along with custom rides, high-zoot performance rides, frankenbike projects, 2-strokes, trailies, loads of truly vintage models, ’80′s new collectibles, rarities, always a few fancy-ass sports cars, barely runners and show winners. Enter in the show and comes spend the day with us!

Register for the Bike Show
This year we are expanding from our all-Italian format and are welcoming non-Italian makes to participate by hosting a American Superbike/Buell class, Italian and Japanese Vintage classes (for pre-’87 bikes made before PI opened). Trophies for Best in Show and First, Second and Third place in each class. We’ll have judges from the bike world (currently we’re talking to Yoshi from the Garage Company, Miguel Galluzzi, Steve Nash, Eric Buell, Brian Catterson, Tony Marcus and a few others).

Updated 09.10.2011: Guy Webster, owner of one of the finest motorcycle collections anywhere has been confirmed as a judge!

Grab a Cafe Desmo Entry Form.

Enter at the Shop: Present this completed entry form at our shop. Done.
Enter By Mail: Mail your completed form to Pro Italia / Attn: Cafe Desmo 3319 North Verdugo Rd., Glendale, CA 91208.
Enter By Phone: Entrants can also call Rick in Sales (818 249-5707) to enter the show over the telephone.

Show Classes for 2011: Italian Superbikes (all Ducati Superbikes, MV Agusta F4s, Aprilia RSV4, RSV Mille), Italian Sportbikes (Ducati Supersports, Sport Classics), Italian Naked Bikes (Monster, Hypermotard, Streetfighter, Tuono, Shiver, Dorsoduro, Brutale, most current Guzzis), American Superbikes (Buell, Harley-Davidson XR1200), Vintage Japanese (1987 and older)and Vintage Italian (1987 and older).

See images from Desmos past and get the most current info on this years Cafe Desmo.
 

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Just confirmed that Nick Ienatsch and Alonzo Bodden will be among the presenters at Cafe Desmo and that Ian Berry (creator of Falcon motorcycles), Shinya Kimura and Erik Buell will be among the judges. Other guests include Deus Ex Machina and Mission Motors. It's gonna be a lot of fun on Oct. 9. It's not a concourse show; it's about having some cool judges assess your pride and joy. If you're proud, show it - Italian, vintage Japanese, American Sportbike.
 

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17 of us will be there, hope to see of some LA Duc rider on the forum
 

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Just got home. I tweaked my shifter on the Crest this morning but I made it to Pro Italia by lunch time. It was well attended and the bikes were amazing.
 

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I hope you all had fun!? We had a great turn out and great bikes everywhere. There were some great bikes in the parking area outside of the show too!
 

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I hope you all had fun!? We had a great turn out and great bikes everywhere. There were some great bikes in the parking area outside of the show too!
hell yeah, I did have good time, I was all over this 888, I ask double what he getting the bike for
 

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